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Pontoon Rules

The game play rules for Microgaming's Pontoon game state that when played with perfect strategy the House Edge will be 0.39%. The number of decks used in the shoe is 2.

When dealt a Soft 17 the Dealer will Stand his hand. This game is a hole card game so the Dealer will peek for Blackjack. In regards to Doubling Down a Player may do this when they have any hand and a player can Double Down after a Split.

After Splitting a hand a player can Re-split either of the new hands formed, and the Re-Splitting of Aces is allowed. A Surrender option is not offered.

When playing Cryptologic's Pontoon Blackjack game, when played with optimum strategy you will be playing against a House Edge of 0.38%. This variant uses a total of 8 decks of cards in the shoe.

When the Dealer has a Soft 17 he will Hit his hand. In terms of a hole card this is a hole card game so the Dealer will peek for Blackjack. The rules of the Double Down say a Player may double their initial wager when they have any hand Doubling Down a hand after the split can be performed.

If a Player has Split a hand then the rules say they can Re-split either of the new hands formed, in terms of Re-Splitting of Aces this can be done. Surrendering a hand will not be offered.

Playtech's Pontoon game boasts a House Edge, when played with perfect strategy of 0.38%. When you play online the game uses 8 full decks of playing cards. Any hand the Dealer is dealt worth a Soft 17 or higher, he will Hit that hand.

A Hole Card is used in this Blackjack variant so the Dealer will check his down facing card to see if it is a Blackjack. Double Down a hand can be done by the Player when they have any hand.

Should a Player wish to Double Down a hand after the split then this can be done. After Splitting a hand a Player can Re-split any of the new hands made, with reference to the Re-Splitting of Aces this move can be made. The option to Surrender a hand will not be offered.

On the Real Time Gaming's Pontoon Blackjack game the operator can set the number of decks in play themselves and as such this will effect the House Edge of this variant depending on how many decks are in play, therefore the house edge will be on the 2 decks game 0.73%.

The number of decks in play in the shoe can be 2 decks upwards. When dealt a hand worth Soft 17 or higher the Dealer will Hit that hand. The RTG Blackjack game is a Hole Card game so the Dealer will check his hand to see if it is a Blackjack hand.

All players can Double Down should they have been dealt any hand. Doubling Down a hand after the split can be done. If a Player has Split two cards in any hand they can Re-split them, should this Split hand be a Pair of Aces then the Re-Splitting of Aces is permitted, the option to Surrender a hand will not be offered on this Blackjack game.

By Playing the Pontoon game any any of our Net Ent software powered online casinos you can expect a House Edge (when played with perfect strategy) of 0.41%.

This Blackjack variant has 6 decks in the shoe. Any Dealer Soft 17 or higher will see him Hit that hand. This Net Entertainment Blackjack game is a Hole Card game and so you will notice the Dealer checking his hand for a Blackjack.

You can Double Down your initial hand when it is any valued hand. After Splitting a hand you may Double Down after the Split. You can Re-split a Split hand, any Split Pair of Aces can be Re-Split. In this Net Ent game you will not be offered the Surrender Option.

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Pontoon Odds

Get deal a Pontoon hand and you win a payout worth 2 to 1, also if you get a 5 card trick then the payout for this is also 2 to 1.

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You should always bear in mind that as you are playing against several dealers hands you can win more than one with each of your hands, however the best strategy is for you to keep the stakes to a minimum.

Pontoon Strategy

Simply get our free of charge Pontoon Strategy Card to learn how to play perfect strategy ever time you play Pontoon.

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